SAVANNAH—Beginning this month, Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will offer a new monthly program, Readers’ Theater, designed to introduce budding playwrights to Savannah’s theater community. A free concert-style reading of a new play will be held on the third Saturday of each month, from 1-3:30 p.m., in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E. Each reading will be followed by an open discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
The first Readers’ Theater is scheduled for Feb. 21 and will feature “The McCullogh Boys “by Ina Williams. The play follows the saga of a successful young photographer who learns that his father is dying and returns home to make peace with the family he left behind 10 years earlier.
Writers are invited to submit plays for consideration for future readings. Plays should be works that submitting playwrights would like to have considered for production in local theaters next season. Preference will be given to local playwrights whose works have not been read before. Established plays may be submitted, but will only be read if no local plays are available.
Scripts must be submitted one month prior to the date for which they will be considered. Interested writers should email scripts to Ellie Pyle, Performing Arts Coordinator, at Elizabeth_pyle@savannahga.gov or call (912) 651-6783 for information. Individuals who would like to volunteer as readers should email a resume, headshot and availability to Pyle.
The Black Box at S.P.A.C.E. is located at 9 W. Henry St. For information, contact (912) 651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.